Hundred Dollar Comic Book Christmas Gifts For 2012

As Tom Lehrer sang “It doesn’t matter how sincere it is, nor how heartfelt the spirit. Sentiment will not endear it, what’s important is the price”

And when it comes to comic books, the price is one hundred dollars. Or $99.99 if you insist. Oh sure, you can get great discounts, but love, true love, can be measured by a comic book worth three figures.

Here are a few that any comic book lover should be pleased to receive. Feel free to forward this to anyone who looks like they may have a trust fund burning a hole in their wallet.

Freakangels Complete Box Set

All six volumes of Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield‘s Freak Angels, the Wyndham-punk comic looking at a bunch of psychics who doomed the world and now try to save it. While swearing and smoking a lot.

Madman Twentieth Anniversary Volume Personalised by Michael Allred

If fact there plenty of other authors and artists raising money for the CBLDF by personalising volumes of their work in time for Christmas.

The Invisibles Omnibus

An incredible, life changing comic… for the author as well as the readers. If you’ve ever entertained any form of conspiracy, this comic by Grant Morrison and the Various collective will burrow into your skull.

New X-Men Omnibus

Again from Grant Morrison, with Frank Quitely, Eric Van Sciver, Igor Kordey, Marc Silvestri and more, this is very much where the modern X-Men books started. Everything from Messia Compes to Schism to AVX began here. And hell, you did buy All Star Superman, last year, didn’t you?

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Now in paperback, and $50 cheaper, every single Calvin And Hobbes comic strip in one box set. It’s impossible to imagine a better Christmas than one spent reading this.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City Deluxe Hardcover

Written by Christopher Golden, illustrated by Mike Mignola, this illustrated novel is printed with a singature plate from the creators.

After a seance gone horribly wrong, strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits abduct the aging psychic Orlov the Conjuror, sending his young assistant Molly McHugh racing through the canals of a submerged Manhattan. As Molly flees her captors through a sunken city full of scavengers, her one hope comes in the form of two strange men: Simon Church, a Victorian-era detective kept alive by clockwork gears and magic, and his assistant, Joe, whose mysterious past is hinted at in dreams of stone and witches.

The Walking Dead Omnibus, Vol. 4

Presuming you’ve got the previous three. There’s also an even pricier Signed & Numbered Edition if you really want to prove your love.

The 52 Omnibus already feels like an artifact from anothr universe. A year’s worth of weekly stories in one continuity that creaks a little in places but if you burrow through with a volume like this, makes some kind of sense. Or at least a pleasant pounding in the skull cavity.

And on that point New Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1 with Brian Bendis, David Finch, Frank Cho, all your favourite Marvel suprheroes in one book, so you don’t have to buy any others. As Bendis leaves, this is where it began. Ish.

Go on, break Santa’s back with a very expensive and large comic book for your loved one…

Bleeding Cool's coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2015 is brought to you by Valiant's BOOK OF DEATH #1 – in stores July 15th. Visit ValiantUniverse.com for more information.

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